ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkey will continue attacks on Kurdish fighter posts in Syria in return to alleged attacks by the Syrian Kurds, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.
"Let no one think we will step back. We will respond many times to every shot from that side," Erdogan said.
The remark follows Monday’s ultimatum put forward by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu against the self-defense forces of Syrian Kurds, demanding they abandon the Menagh Air Base (or Minnigh Airport) in northern Syria near the Turkish border or the facilities would be destroyed.
Explaining the move, Davutoglu said Turkish forces’ shelling was a retaliatory measure within rules of engagement.